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Bowen McCauley Dance teams up with Jason and the Scorchers for the world premiere of Victory Road at The Kennedy Center. Inspired by the music of Jason Ringenberg, artistic director Lucy Bowen McCauley transforms his stories and songs into movement — a journey of hope, tragedy, and triumph. The band and the dance company unite […]
The Del McCoury Band was nominated for their song New York Trains in the Best American Roots Song category. Here’s an excerpt from their live performance in our studio from earlier this year. Rhonda Vincent was nominated in the Best Bluegrass Album category for her release Only Me. Here’s a video of Rhonda and her […]
Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival At Kingman Island 1 – 8 p.m. Saturday April 26, 2014 The 4th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival will draw thousands of Bluegrass fans to Kingman and Heritage Islands Park in celebration of Bluegrass in the Nation’s Capital, the Anacostia River, and Kingman and Heritage Islands. The festival will feature DC’s […]
Five local and regional bluegrass bands will perform at a festival to celebrate an impressive music history and vitality in the nation’s capital. When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Kingman Island at the entrance of RFK Stadium Parking Lot 6, Washington, DC Kingman and Heritage Islands are located in the middle of […]
The Second Annual DC Bluegrass Festival will take place Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Langley High School in McLean, VA., from 1pm to 10pm. Headlining the festival are the award-winning Gibson Brothers and the Claire Lynch Band. Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group will also be there, along with Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa, […]
The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, is hosting a 5-day after-hours “Emerging Artist Concerts” series at The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) World of Bluegrass 2010, in Nashville TN. These 5 Events will each feature 5 bands and take place from Monday, September 27th to Saturday, October 2nd on-site at the Nashville […]
The 15th annual CCE Irish Folk Festival kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 12 p.m. in downtown Fairfax City, Virginia. Musical instrument workshops will be offered in traditional Irish fiddling from world-class fiddler Willie Kelly; button-accordion virtuoso Mary Rafferty Clancy and others. The Irish dance schools performing at the festival will explain the nature […]
Hazel Dickens and the Claire Lynch Band will perform at McDaniel College’s Alumni Hall Theater Thursday, July 15 at 8 p.m. Many know Claire Lynch as the legendary female vocalist from the classic bluegrass group Front Porch String Band, the voice on Moonlighter and Lovelight, or the harmonizer from Dolly Parton’s bluegrass CD’s, The Grass […]
Traditions Week II: July 11-16
Common Ground on the Hill and McDaniel College in central Maryland are offering two separate week-long sessions of workshops, classes, dances, art exhibits, and concerts on its beautiful campus in central Maryland. Sessions topics include banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar & bass.
The first DC Bluegrass Festival will be held Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Langley High School (6520 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA 22101) from 1pm to 9pm. Headlining the festival is the band Mountain Heart. Also appearing are Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, Country Current, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Walt […]
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is proud to be the media sponsor for the D.C. Bluegrass Union’s Fall Concert, featuring Chester River Runoff and IBMA nominees The Gibson Brothers. 6:30 p.m., November 14, 2009 James Lee Community Theater, located in the James Lee Community Center 2855-A Annandale Road Falls Church, VA Tickets are $18 for DCBU members […]
For Flecktones fans—and anyone who loves boundary-busting music by world-class players, here’s reason to give thanks early this year! The world’s best and most versatile banjo player, Béla Fleck, has reassembled the original Flecktones including harmonica extraordinaire Howard Levy for the first time in 18 years and the Strathmore audience will be among the few […]